Hinde’s babbler is a thrush-like bird that occurs in several colour forms. The body feathers are mainly dark grey-brown, edged with variable amounts of white, giving many individuals a ‘frosted’ appearance. Pale flecks and blotches are usually present, particularly on the head, neck, breast and back. In some birds, these markings tend to coalesce, forming irregular and sometimes asymmetric patches. Other, darker individuals have much less white on the head and breast and a rust coloured underside (2). The eyes of adults are orange-red but those of fledglings are grey or brown (3). Almost always seen in groups, it produces a loud, chattering call, but is often silent for long periods (2).
- Cratérope pie d'Hinde.
- Length: 23 cm (2)